Players from the England men’s, women’s and disability football teams have lined up together in a new video released today to support 21 Days of Positivity, as part of The FA’s ‘We Only Do Positive’ Respect campaign.
The FA’s Respect campaign seeks to improve touchline and on-pitch behaviour in youth football across the country. Research from The FA shows that 90%* of youth footballers perform better with positive encouragement. Launched today, 21 Days of Positivity asks parents and coaches involved in youth football to commit to being positive in their approach and to share their positive stories on social media with #WeOnlyDoPositive.
In a video released by The FA on ‘Blue Monday’, England Men’s Ross Barkley and Jesse Lingard, England Women’s Toni Duggan and England Blind squad member Azeem Amir talk openly about how positive encouragement impacted them at a young age, benefiting their lives and careers.
Watch the video here.
Across the 21 days, which is the period of time it takes to enact a behavioural change and form a habit, The FA will share messages of positivity on its social media channels, with England stars thanking those that have had the biggest influence on them.